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  • Early Assurance Program

    Samford University offers a select group of incoming freshmen who enter Samford directly from high school an opportunity to participate in the Early Assurance Program. After a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy coursework, students selected for this program have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at Samford, provided they meet the following requirements.

    Entering Requirements:

    • Enroll in Samford as a freshman
    • Must have a minimum 26 ACT and a 3.5 GPA (high school) at time of matriculation

    Benchmarks once enrolled at Samford:

    • Hold a 3.0 Overall and math/science GPA at the time of application to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    • Achieve a minimum PCAT composite in the 50th percentile
    • Complete all University Core and Science courses at Samford*
    • A successful interview (that results in approval of admission by the admission committee)
    • All pre-requisite courses to be completed in two (2) academic years.*

    *Waivers may be considered on a case by case basis for exceptional circumstances.

    For more information, contact:
    Bruce Foster
    Director of Pharmacy Admissions
    McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Office: INGAL 103B
    Email: cbfoster@samford.edu
    Phone: (205) 726-2982